Emancipation of Slaves in the District of Columbia, 1862-1863

An Act of April 16, 1862 (12 Stat. 376) abolished slavery in the District of Columbia. Under Section 3 of the Act, the President was authorized to appoint a board of three commissioners, who were residents of the District, to examine petitions for compensation from former owners of freed slaves in the District.

An Act of July 12, 1862 (12 Stat. 538), provided that petitions could be received from slaves whose owners had not presented petition for compensation.

Here is a list of the record of petitions filed under the Act of April 16, 1862, dated April 29 - July 15, 1862 showing the date the petition was filed, the number of the petition, name of petitioner, names of slaves, and value of slaves as claimed in the petition.

Final Report of the Board of Commissioners


3101 records found
  (Total records:3101)
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records per page
 DateDocketPetitionersNo. slaves SlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
July 5, 1862866Elizabeth Williams7Andrew Green$5,000.00 for all 7  657
May 13, 1862197Robert K. Nevett6Andrew Jackson150100 43.8
May 5, 186223John Dickson1Andrew Montgomery1500  613.20, 375.76"
"May 5, 1862
June 4, 1862627Mary Queen and Elizabeth
Queen
24Andrew Price1200  569.4
May 13, 1862163Catharine Pearson21Andrew Shorter200  87.6
June 16, 1862684Penelope Tyler1Andrew Smith1000  594.2
June 20, 1862734Richard L. Ross,
Assignment to Wm. R.
Riley of 209.11
19Andrew Smith$250.00   65.7
June 28, 1862791Thomas Knowles3Andrew Trusty$800.00   306.6
May 22, 1862366Margaret C. Barker33Andrew Yates1200  569.4
June 3, 1862613Randolph Birch4Andrew, Elizabeth's son800  131.4

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